Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Can the 2015 nuclear deal be revived? | Inside Story” – below is their description.
Iran has submitted two draft proposals to European powers negotiating the revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement.
The seventh round of talks in Vienna is aimed at bringing Iran and the U.S. back into the deal and is expected to resume next week.
But competing visions of the countries involved make success a long shot.
The talks are meant to limit Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.
Can a new deal hold this time?
Presenter: Kim Vinnell
Mohammed Marandi, adviser to the Iranian Delegation.
Hillary Mann Leverett, author and former White House national security official and diplomat. Hillary is a neogiator with Iran and co-authored ‘Going to Tehran: Why America must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran’.
Hamidreza Azizi, a specialist on Iran foreign policy and a visiting fellow at German Institute for International and security affairs.
Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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Iran, also called Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. Its central location in Eurasia and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it significant geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital and largest city.
Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.